Steinem keynotes conferenceBy Jeff Koenig, University Relations intern
Spectrum Volume 18 Issue 25 - March 28, 1996
Gloria Steinem will be the keynote speaker at Virginia Tech's "Conference on Campus Climate: Sexism," sponsored by the Office of the President. She will speak Monday, April 1, at 7:30 p.m. in the Donaldson Brown Hotel and Conference Center auditorium. Steinem's talk is free; the public is invited.
Steinem is one of the country's most widely read and well-known writers and editors. She also travels as a lecturer and feminist organizer, and appears frequently on television and radio as an interviewer and spokeswoman on issues of gender equality.
Steinem has founded and served on the boards of many organizations. Among them are the Ms. Foundation for Women, the only national, multi-issue, multi-racial public women's fund; the National Women's Political Caucus, a political action committee that supports pro-choice candidates; the Women's Action Alliance, a national initiator in such areas as non-sexist, multi-racial children's education and building communication among women's groups; and the Coalition of Labor Union Women, a group devoted to advancing women and issues of female equality in existing and future unions.
Her books include Outrageous Acts and Everyday Rebellions, Marilyn: Norma Jean, Revolution from Within, and Moving Beyond Words. She co-founded New York magazine in 1968 and served as a political columnist with that magazine and many other magazines, newspapers, and anthologies both in the United States and around the world. She was the co-founder and editor of Ms. Magazine. She continues to be active in various civil-rights and peace campaigns.
For more information, call Elyzabeth Holford, EOAA director, at 1-7500.